House markup on off-reservation gaming bills (April 2, 2008)

The House Judiciary Committee is holding a markup session this morning on two off-reservation gaming bills. H.R. 2176 and H.R. 4115 settle land claims for the Bay Mills Indian Community and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. The...

Penobscot Nation slot machine bill advances (April 2, 2008)

The Maine House voted 101-42 in favor of a bill to authorize a slot machine facility for the Penobscot Nation. The tribe proposed a facility with 400 slot machines. But the House pared it down to 300 machines that can...

Seminole Tribe heads to Connecticut to recruit (April 2, 2008)

The Seminole Tribe -- of Florida is in Connecticut this week as part of its goal to hire 3,650 card dealers. With promises of sunshine and fun in Florida, the tribe hopes to lure dealers away from the two tribal...

Letter: Keep gaming money in Massachusetts (April 2, 2008)

"On March 24, the headline in The Standard-Times read, "Bay Staters betting big-time: Residents spent more than $1 billion at Conn., R.I. establishments." Yet we continue to allow this money to leave our state. I ask why? The Wampanoag Mashpee...

Mohegan Tribe to use union labor for expansion (April 2, 2008)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut has agreed to use union labor for the $1 billion expansion of the Mohegan Sun Casino. The tribe and the New London-Norwich Building and Construction Trades Council came to a project labor agreement. It's...

Meskwaki Tribe approves sale of liquor at casino (April 2, 2008)

Voters of the Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa approved the sale of liquor at the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel on Tuesday. Tribal members approved the liquor referendum by a 229 to 122 vote. That's a reversal of a vote taken...

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